A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Xonitix is an action-packed game for the computer terminal where you gain points by claiming space on a line while avoiding the moving dots. Think you have what it takes?

Binaries are available for Windows, Linux and OS X! It's super small, download and play now  \o/

Pass the "-h" argument for extra commands.

Written in C++ with no extra libraries. Source code available on Github.

Created for the Terminal Jam 2018.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
TagsArcade, ascii, console, DOS, terminal, terminaljam, Text based
Code licenseMIT License
Average sessionA few seconds

Install instructions

The game is a single binary file that should work out of the box. Just double click on it, or call it from the command line.

Have fun! And let me know what you think in the comments :))


xonitix 64 kB
Version 2 Nov 11, 2018
xonitix 205 kB
Version 2 Nov 11, 2018
xonitix.exe 24 kB
Version 2 Nov 11, 2018


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Deserves to be in an arcade

Thanks! I really appreciate it \o/

I like concept. But this is very simple.

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Thank you! I wanted to keep it simple in the style of old ASCII games, and I also wanted to explore the concept of having a complete action game in a single line. If you have ideas to improve the game while keeping it true to its core, let me know \o/

Also, many thanks for your help on the other thread. The new version now detects the terminal size so the bug you reported previously should not happen again!

That's a very clever idea. Nice.

Thanks! I really appreciate it :)))